Season 3 ACC Weekly

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Who wins the ACC?

  1. Florida State

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  2. Miami

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  3. North Carolina

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  4. North Carolina State

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  5. Virginia Tech

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  6. Clemson

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  1. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    A few seasons ago the SEC was rightly crowned the greatest conference in collge football. They had 7 straight titles as a conference, they ruled the NFL Draft, and all the top prospects were clamoring for scholarships to any school in the conference. Fast forward a few years and the ACC seems to have taken the mantle of greatness from their southern brethren. They have the two-time defending national champion Florida State Seminoles, a North Carolina squad that seems to have woken up from their century long nap, the best running back (and possibly the best player, period) in the country playing for The U, an incredibly dangerous NC State squad, the perennially talented Clemson Tiger squad, and a Virginia Tech team that is beginning to come out of the doldrums following the retirement of Frank Beamer. Anyof the 6 teams above could win the ACC, and challenge for the National title.
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    AP: UNR
    Coaches: UNR
    NC State starts off unranked, but if you ask any of the coaches around the league the Wolfpack is the overwhelming dark horse for the ACC title. Coach Baron is one of the best minds in the conference and he has assembled an excellent offense in Raleigh with a good mix of experience and youth. Offensively the Wolfpack should be among the conference and national leaders, if their defense can come together and play well as a unit the Wolfpack will be among the best teams in the conference.
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    AP: UNR
    Coaches: #17
    As mentioned in this space last season UNC has been a sleeping giant for a long time, last season they woke up and made a run to the ACC title game. They fell to the eventual National Champion Seminoles, but the fact that Coach@fuzzyl0gic was able to lead the Tar Heels to their first ever conference title game speaks volumes about the quality of work he has put in in Chapel Hill. UNC may not have the most talented QB in the conference, but they do have depth at the position with 4 players bunched up with the same talent level. Whoever gets the nod will have plenty of weapons to play with.
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    AP: UNR
    Coaches: #9
    Any conversation about the Miami Hurricanes has to start with RB Duke Johnson. Johnson is the rare player who blends speed and quickness into one deadly package. The ACC hasn't seen a RB this explosive since CJ Spiller was running circles around ACC defenses at Clemson. Miami is very deep, and very young on offense. Besides Duke the 'Canes boast 2 other RB's who would start at 95% of the schools in the country. And 6'2" 232 pound Danny Dillard will give them an exceptional "Thunder and Lightning" combo if the coaches ever decide to take the ball out of Johnson's hands.
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    AP: UNR
    Coaches: #8
    Virginia Tech had a rough season or two following the retirement of Frank Beamer. Last season the Hokie's seemed to rebound and they will start the season very high in the polls. Coach Bulldog has modeled his squad off the Hokie teamsof yesteryear with a very good defense flush with upperclassmen. Under coach Beamer the Hokies would sign a top flight freshman and then he'd dissapear for a season or 2, and then explode on the scene after the older players ahead of him on the depth chart graduated. This season the Blacksburg crowd should be very happy with the defense put on the field.
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    AP: UNR
    Coaches: #6
    Clemson didn't fulfill all their goals last season, but still came out with a win in a BCS bowl game, and 10 wins. Clemson, again, will have a very talented squad with speed and explosiveness on offense, and a bend but don't break defense. Recently the good to great Clemson teams have featured at least one transcedent star on offense whether it's Woody Dantzler, Charlie Whitehurst CJ Spiller, Tajh Boyd, or Sammy Watkins. The Tigers won't have that this season, but the collection of talent is enough for the offense to be very good.
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    AP: UNR
    Coaches: #1
    FSU starts this season where they have ended the last 2...#1. Florida State had the best player in college football the last 2 seasons with Jameis Winston. There is some debate about who will replace him in FSU's spread offense. FSU should be able to weather the loss of Winston thanks to the talent level on both sides of the ball in Tallahassee. The last 2 seasons Coach Gravity has made the Seminole fans forget about Coach Bobby Bowden, if he keeps it up they may rename the field.
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    Key Conference Games
    The ACC conference schedule is very backloaded this year, which should result in matchups between highly ranked teams. The first huge game doesn't take place until Week 9, but every week after that will have at least one big game.
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    Heisman Hopefuls
    [​IMG] Duke Johnson
    Stats: 105 carries for 818 yards for 11 TD's; 6 receptions for 96 yards; 1 Punt Return TD
    [​IMG] Chad Kelly
    Stats: 82/109 for 962 yards 10 TD's and 7Interceptions; 42 carries for 140 yards 1 TD's
    [​IMG] Mario Pender
    Stats: 83 carries 505 yards 6 TD's; 5 receptions for 49 yards 1 TD
    [​IMG] Jacoby Brissett
    Stats: 113/161 for 1776 yards 12 TD's and 7 Interceptions; 87 carries for 300 yards and 6 TD's
    [​IMG] Romar Morris
    Stats: 88 Carries 298 yards 4 TD's; 11 reception 83 yards
    [​IMG] J.C. Coleman
    Stats: 103 Carries 477 yards 6 TD's; 10 receptions 156 yards 2 TD's
     
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  2. Bucs

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    Good shit.
     
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  3. hornfaninbama

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    Players of the Week

    Week 1
    [​IMG] Shadrach Thornton- 14 Carries 82 Yards 1 TD; 4 receptions 64 yards 1 TD
    [​IMG] Giorgio Newberry- 7 Tackles, 3 For Loss, 1 Sack​
     
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    Bulldog Coach Richt is my Dawg!

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    Sound like names from the Key & Peele college bowl skit....
     
  5. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    Haha I haven't been through the rosters this season, but there may be a need for an All Name All-Star Team.
     
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    Players of the Week

    Week 2
    [​IMG] Jacoby Brissett- 31/45 for 534 yards and 3 TD's
    [​IMG] Jabari Hunt Days- 2 Tackles, 2 Assists, 1 Interception
     
  7. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    Potential :5stars: Recruits


    Rob McKinney- #1 DE; #4 Prospect

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    Obadiah Thompson- #1 QB; #8 Prospect
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    Todd Mullins- #1 TE; #9 Prospect
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    Height 6-4
    Weight 252



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    Brian Matthews- #6 Athlete; #10 Prospect
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    Height 6-1
    Weight 204


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    Andy Landrum- #2 HB; #11 Prospect
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    Height 5-9
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    DJ Dockery- #2 DE; #18 Prospect
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    Terrence Watts- #4 DE; #43 Prospect
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    Just a heads up, some of y'all might want to go through the 5 star kids again, tons of guys who have ACC schools top 3 or 5 and no offers. Granted I haven't scouted most of them, so they could be busts, but there were about 10 or so. I may do a write-up on these guys later in the season, if so it'll be written when they commit.
     
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    Players of the Week

    Week 3
    [​IMG] Jacoby Brissett- 20/21 for 330 yards 2 TD's; 15 Carries 50 yards 3 TD's
    [​IMG] Abner Logan- 3 Tackles, 2 TFL, 4 Assists, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Interception
     
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    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

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    Players of the Week

    Week 4


    [​IMG] Duke Johnson- 20 Carries for 156 yards 3 Total TD's
    [​IMG] Zach Dancel- 1 Tackle, 1 Tackle for Loss, 2 Assists, 1 Foced Fumble, 1 Interception
     
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    At the Quarter Pole
    A Basketball Conference?
    Greensboro, NC- The ACC has always been known as a basketball conference. In turn, most of the member schools athletic pedigree has come on the hardwood instead of the gridiron. The ACC boasts a history that is studded with transcendent coaches and players: Tim Duncan and Chris Paul at Wake Forest, Dean Smith, Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, and Rasheed "Ball Don't Lie" Wallace at UNC, Coach K, Grant Hill, and Christian Laettner at Duke, Jimmy V and the NC State run to the title, Ralph Sampson at UVA, Lefty Dreisell, Len Bias and Gary Williams at Maryland, Bobby Cremins, Starbury and Chris Bosh at Georgia Tech. The only schools with a more significant football history over basketball are Florida State, Clemson, and Virginia Tech. That has started to change since half of the conference changed football coaches to start the 2013 season.

    This season could go down as the best football season in ACC history. The ACC has a legit claim as the best conference in college football through the first quarter of the 2015 season. They have the #1 ranked team in the country, 4 more in the top 10, one more in the top 20, and one team just outside the Top 25.

    It's not just the teams that have placed the ACC in the conversation as best conference in the country, but the players as well. Right now Jacoby Brissett is having the best season by a Wolfpack QB since Phillip Rivers was under center. Brissett is already over 1200 yards and has thrown 9 TD's vs 2 interceptions. He's getting it done on the ground as well rushing for 180 yards and 5 more scores. That puts him on pace for 4800 yards 36 TD's 8 interceptions 800 yards and 20 TD's on the ground. It's still early and it's hard to see him keeping the numbers up for a whole season, but he has been the most impressive QB in the country so far this season.

    Duke Johnson is getting some Heisman love as well. For the past three seasons Johnson has been the most explosive RB in college football, and his decision to bypass the NFL draft last season is looking like a good one. Johnson has 73 carries for 544 yards and 6 TD's and another TD on a punt return.

    So to recap, the ACC has the #1 team in the country, 4 more in the top 20 and 2 of the Heisman contenders. Don't forget Florida State is the first non SEC school to win a title since Texas in 2005, and the first repeat champion since Alabama in 2011 and 2012. It's a great season so far for fans of the ACC and it looks to only be getting better.
     
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    Players of the Week
    Week 5


    [​IMG] DeAndre Martin- 17 Carries 174 Yards 3 TD's; 7 receptions 27 yards
    [​IMG] Josh Harris- 9 Tackles, 2 Interceptions

     
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    Players of the Week
    Week 6


    [​IMG] Greyson Lambert- 25/40 399 yards; 11 carries 25 yards 4 Total TD's


    [​IMG] Malachi Moore- 4 Tackles, 2 For Loss, 4 Assists, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery
     
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    Players of the Week
    Week 7


    [​IMG] Terrell Hunt- 25/35 400 yards 6 TD's; 7 Carries 14 Yards

    [​IMG] Alex Dixon- 1 Tackle, 2 interceptions
     
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